Our Impact Committee serves to raise the profile of both ours and our contributors’ outputs.  The Impact Committee are keen to celebrate significant impacts, which clearly demonstrate the value of of our mission to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. Outputs selected by the Impact Committee may be highlighted in our external  communications, including events, newsletters, reports, webinars and more.

About us

  • Members include the HDR UK Early Career Committee .  Each month, the Committee Chair is rotated amongst HDR UK community leaders including National Priority Research Directors.

    The HDR UK Early Career Committee openly advertises for new members periodically and membership is time-limited – rotating off the group is staggered to ensure a mix of experienced and new members, and to allow members flexibility in stepping down.

  • Outputs can be nominated for consideration by the Impact Committee using the webform.

    Nominations of both own and others’ outputs are welcome, and nominations are considered on a rolling basis.

    In addition to nominations directly from the HDR UK community, the Research Directors of each National Priority are encouraged to suggest and shortlist outputs for consideration each month.

  • A diverse range of research outputs are welcome including but not limited to software, digital tools, change to clinical guidelines, changes to public health policy, intellectual property, datasets, etc in addition to research articles – at least one contributor must be an HDR UK member. For more detail on membership, please see the HDR UK Attribution Policy (Appendix 2).

  • The criteria by which HDR UK’s impacts are selected include:

    1. Research excellence
    2. Impact (e.g. on public health or healthcare)
    3. The role of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK)
    4. Scale
    5. Team science
    6. Open science
    7. Pubic/patient impact and involvement
    8. Equality, diversity and inclusion

    The committee aims to reward a balance of impacts across the HDR UK National Priorities.